BREAST

BREAST CARE & TREATMENT CENTER

"from a woman's perspective"

DEDICATED TO PROVIDING
COMPREHENSIVE DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT
OF BREAST CANCER AND OTHER BREAST DISORDERS


FOUNDED in 1988 by DR. ELISSA J. SANTORO, M.D., the Breast Care & Treatment Center is a warm, comforting and feminine environment. The doctors and nurses actively provide education and support to patients about early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Staff are selected for both their skill and their nurturing approach to patients.

Dr. Santoro's early philosophy of considering her patient's total needs is the very essence of this facility. Her philosophy is to treat the whole person, since spiritual and psychological factors are often critical in a patient's physical recovery and well being.

Since 1976, Dr. Santoro has limited her practice exclusively to breast oncology and practiced only at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey, which has the oldest approved cancer program in the nation. By tailoring treatment to the needs of each specific patient, Dr. Santoro's survival rates have been excellent.


DR. ELISSA J. SANTORO, M.D., graduated from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and received recognition for her excellence while a Fellow in Pathology. She served as Chief Surgical Resident during her final year at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City. Subsequently she was awarded an American Cancer Society Clinical Fellowship and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cancer Training from the National Institute of Health at New York Medical College.

Dr. Santoro is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a member of numerous research, academic and clinical societies that keep her at the leading edge of her field. She has appeared on several educational television programs, authored and co-authored publications on breast health and worked with New Jersey State legislators to increase funding for Breast Cancer research. She recently received the First Annual Christine Todd Whitman's Award for Outstanding Women in the field of Medicine.

As the volume of Dr. Santoro's practice has become quite large, in 1995 she carefully selected Sarah Schaefer, M.D., to assist her in rendering the high quality of care that all Breast Care Center patients have come to expect... and receive.


DR. SARAH S. SCHAEFFER, M.D., graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine where she was the Director of NYU Student Health. She completed her residency training at Tisch, Bellevue and the Manhattan Veterans Hospitals. As a member of the attending staff at Bellevue she became the director of the Surgical Breast Service; a multidisciplinary service comprising surgeons, radiologists, medical and radiation oncologists. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery.


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